Volunteers help council to tidy up streets in Selston

Volunteers and council officers after the latest street tidy-up in Selston.
Volunteers and council officers after the latest street tidy-up in Selston.

Volunteers braved cold and snowy weather to clean up an area of Selston, with help from Ashfield District Council.

The band of enthusiastic and environmentally-friendly residents turned out early last Saturday morning to collect waste and rubbish around Holly Hill Road and Wilde Crescent in the village.

Council officers supervised the clean-up, which was one of many that they organise across the district during the course of the year.

The volunteers included Sue Jackson, Dawn Justice, Helen Storer, Lucie Walker, Claire Wilson, Sam Wilson and Ben Wilson.

One of them said: “Local residents showed a lot of interest in this event. Its success will help to recruit more support in the future when everyone sees what can be achieved in such a short space of time.”

A similar clean-up was held on Royal Oak Drive in Selston at the end of last month when volunteers were also joined by a councillor.

The council’s locality and community empowerment team would love to hear from any residents within Ashfield who would like to tidy up their street. Give them a call on 01623 457092 or e-mail volunteering@ashfield-dc.gov.uk. More details can be found on the council’s Facebook page.